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Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson among new 'Killers of the Flower Moon' cast members

Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson among new 'Killers of the Flower Moon' cast members

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Music artists Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have joined the cast of the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio film “Killers of the Flower Moon” that will be shot in Oklahoma.

Apple original Films announced Tuesday that highly regarded actors William Belleau (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") and Louis Cancelmi (“The Irishman”) have come aboard as cast members along with Isbell and Simpson, both Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters. Isbell will make his acting debut in the film. After the news was announced, Isbell shared a link on Twitter along with the words "When I say I am EXCITED."...

Hailing from Apple Studios, “Killers of the Flower Moon” will be based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, “Killers of the Flower Moon” depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation. The string of brutal crimes came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

Belleau will appear in the role of Henry Roan, an Osage rancher with close ties to the Burkhart family while Cancelmi is Kelsie Morrison, a local hustler and friend of DiCaprio’s character, Ernest Burkhart. Simpson joins the cast as infamous rodeo champ and bootlegger Henry Grammer. Isbell will be an adversary of Burkhart.

Previously announced as cast: DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons as Tom White, Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, Tantoo Cardinal as “Lizzie Q” (Mollie’s mother) and Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion as Mollie’s sisters.

Scorsese is producing and directing “Killers of the Flower Moon” for Apple Studios from a screenplay by Eric Roth. Producing alongside Scorsese are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas and Appian Way Productions.

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